Posts by Dr Venelina Koleva


By Rich Howells At the coalface of nature conservation, public engagement and wildlife advocacy, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have over 1300 employees, 18,000 volunteers and more than 1 million members, making it the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. A great place to undertake an ACCE DTP supported placement then! After contacting the team at the RSPB Scottish Headquarters in Edinburgh, it was...

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ACCE Students away day

ACCE Students away day


Posted By on Sep 26, 2017

written by Tamora James In early September, 25 ACCE students from across the cohorts converged on Another World Adventure Centre near Halifax for a day of team-building activities. We didn’t know exactly what was in store for us; I’d asked everyone to vote for their favourite activities, and I’d sent the list to Andrew at Another World, but he’d stressed that some activities would be decided on the day, depending on the weather. The...

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Dr Rudi Verspoor, Exploring the use and value of edible insects in rural communities in Benin Dr Rudi Verspoor is an early career researcher who has recently completed a PhD within the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool. The focus of his research has been the evolution of a gene complex in the vinegar fly Drosophila subobscura which leads to almost all female offspring. He studied how climate change might...

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ACCE DTP Newsletter – Jan 2017 ACCE DTP Newsletter – Feb 2017 ACCE DTP Newsletter – March 2017 ACCE DTP Training updates – April 2017 ACCE DTP Newsletter – May 2017 ACCE Training updates June 2017 ACCE Training updates 21 June 2017 ACCE Newsletter July 2017 ACCE Newsletter Sept 2017 ACCE Training updates Nov 2017...

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The Environmental consultancy was never a career path I had considered, but then again, never say never. This changed when I managed to dip my toes in the consultancy waters as part of an ACCE placement scheme when I travelled to Long Island, NY, to work with Lev Ginzburg and Nick Friedenberg at Applied Biomathematics. Despite there being differences with how work is conducted during my PhD, much to my surprise, the similarities with...

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